Instead, what he has said is that he is calling for a review of how the federal government checks security on refugees. It is possible that he will join those governors after that process. Moreover, he has said he wants to work with Utah's Congressional delegation on this topic. All of Utah's House members just voted today to bar Syrian refugees from the United States. So he is consulting with a group who already has their minds made up. That makes it even more likely the governor will follow along eventually.
Governor Herbert is not necessarily compassionate on this issue. Rather, he is his usual indecisive, play-it-both-ways self. If the winds blow in favor of restricting refugees, he will come out that way. If this sentiment blows over, then he ends up looking compassionate.
Either way, the governor is no leader. He is someone who puts his finger in the wind. That is not someone worthy of the praise the governor is getting on this issue.